Memorandum re: James M. Pendergast

Description: 

Memorandum regarding James M. Pendergast, nephew of Kansas City political boss Tom Pendergast. The document discusses his involvement in the 1948 election of Forest Smith as Missouri governor, with the understanding that Smith would allow crime boss Charles Binaggio to have greater influence over the Kansas City police board of commissioners. There are further descriptions of Binaggio's attempts to take advantage of Pendergast's influence prior to that time, and of election fraud efforts in 1946 and 1947.

Modern Location: 
Kansas City, MO
Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the National Archives at Washington, D.C. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the National Archives at Washington, D.C.
Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
RG46, U.S. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce. 5/3/1950-9/1/1951
Digital Object Identifier: 
NARADC-RG46-30-0003-0007
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
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